Life Before Insanity is Gov't Mule's fifth album, released in 2000 to great critical acclaim. Warren Haynes and Allen Woody formed a power trio with Matt Abts after leaving Southern Rock staple Allman Brothers Band. Precious tracks on this album include the haunting title track, the powerful "Wandering Child", "No Need To Suffer" and "Lay Your Burden Down" (the latter two are featuring Ben Harper on vocals). The most hit sensitive track proved to be "Bad Little Doggie", a ZZ-Top like burner, which received lots of airplay. Life Before Insanity was the last album featuring bassist Allen Woody, who tragically died just six months after its release.
Available as a 20th-anniversary edition of 2000 numbered copies on green & black swirled vinyl. The package includes a 4-page booklet with lyrics and pictures.
- 180 gram audiophile vinyl
- Gatefold sleeve
- 4-page booklet with lyrics and pictures
- Includes "Lay Your Burden Down" featuring Ben Harper
- 20th-anniversary edition of 2000 numbered copies on green & black swirled vinyl